The Louisa County Granting Program
Community Foundation of Louisa County Endow Iowa Granting
- Application opens: October 1, 2021
- Application closes: November 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
Grant awards will be paid to organizations with a 501(c)3 or equivalent IRS tax exempt status. If your organization is not a 501(c)3, but can partner with another organization that is, you can apply for funds using their designation as fiscal sponsor.
Grants will be awarded to projects and programs aligned with the Grant purpose and areas of focus: arts, culture & heritage, education, environment & animals, health, human services, and societal benefit.
Applications will be scored on the following criteria: solution oriented/community benefit, innovation, detailed proposal/feasibility, collaboration, measurable impact, budget, matching funds, and sustainability. Please address these areas in your application.
Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact:
Lynsey Krusie at 563-264-3863 or email@example.com
Community Caring Award
2022 Community Caring Award Recipient: Verl Lekwa
Verl has been an active member of the American Legion, Lions Club, Sons of Norway, Louisa County Historical Society, Cedar County Historical Society, and the United Methodist Church. He has served on the Columbus Community Library board, the Columbus City Cemetery board, and the Louisa County Historical Society.
He was an officer in the Cedar Rapids Sons of Norway, post commander and historian for the American Legion, founder of the Cedar County Sports Hall of Fame, and served on the state Methodist Church Committee of Archives and History.
He has written over 485 articles on local and family history for various newspapers and magazines.
Verl and his wife Earlene have lived in Columbus Junction for 55 years. He stays active and is currently working on a second topographic map for Louisa County and keeping up with the organizations to which he belongs.
Volunteerism is the backbone of our communities. Be sure to thank Verl for all he does to make his community a better place to live.
Emergency / Disaster Relief Fund
The Emergency/Disaster Relief Fund was created in 2021 to assist communities and non-profit organizations respond and recover when an emergency or disaster impacts Louisa County. To apply to receive a grant, please contact Lynsey Krusie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a donation to the Louisa County Emergency/Disaster Relief fund, click here.